Episode 51: How Do We FEEL Things? #BrainScience

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Theanne Griffith, Neuroscientist and Children’s Author

Dr. Theanne Griffith NeuroscientistTheanne Griffith is a neuroscientist and children’s book author. Since she was a little girl, she’s loved
both storytelling and science. Her books blend these two passions, taking young readers on out of this world science adventures they’ll never forget. Her debut chapter book series, The Magnificent Makers, was published by Random House Children’s Books last year. Theanne received her BA in neuroscience and Spanish from Smith College, and earned her doctorate in neuroscience from Northwestern University. She is currently an Assistant Professor at UC Davis, where she runs a sensory neuroscience lab. She resides in northern California with her family and three cats.

Dr. Griffith studies how sensory neurons and the central nervous system respond to disease. You can learn more about Dr. Theanne’s books on her website HERE



chemistry beakers and bottles

Experiments underway in Dr. Griffith’s lab

Dr. Griffith working in her lab studying the nervous system

Dr. Griffith working in her lab













What is the Central Nervous System?



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Magnificent Makers book


The Magnificent Makers #2: Brain Trouble by Theanne Griffith (Author), Reggie Brown (Illustrator)

BOOM! SNAP! WHIZ! ZAP! The Magnificent Makers series is filled with science, adventure, and characters that readers will love! A modern-day Magic School Bus for chapter book readers!

This book includes two science activities kids can do at home! These quick educational activities (30 minutes or less) use items you probably already have on hand–or can easily order if needed!





Book List: 

National Geographic Kids Brain Games: The Mind-Blowing Science of Your Amazing Brain by Jennifer Swanson

Big Brain Book: How It Works and All Its Quirks by Leanne Boucher Gill PhD

The Brain Book by Liam Drew

My Little Brain! – Explaining The Human Brain for Kids by Baby Professor


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